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Leinster Rd. Bistro

$$ - $$$European, ,
158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-355 3055
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb rump” (5 reviews)
“croquettes” (3 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well early this week went to Timaru, had lambs fry and bacon, excellent food. Today well it's on the menu again, just amazing again potatoes, mashed, Timaru potatoes better, but still very good, lambs fry cooked just right, tender and and gravy just beautiful, the...More

Thank David Q
Reviewed May 10, 2018

We had made a booking for a special birthday & when I made the booking I asked if it was okay if we brought a cake & was told "definitely we love when people bring cake". I thought great & we duly arrived on the...More

Thank 29Lizzie22
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

We joined friends at this restaurant last weekend. None of us had dined here before and were all suitably impressed when we walked in the door to a beautifully designed and decorated restaurant. We were welcomed immediately on entering by a very friendly staff member...More

Thank Delwyn L
Reviewed March 3, 2018

A friend selected Leinster Rd Bistro for a group dinner. The bistro is nice and it wasn't so busy and loud. We had a nice meal. Everyone seemed to enjoy their choices.

Thank training1029
Reviewed February 19, 2018

A first time lunch and the experience was pretty good. We each enjoyed a main, desert and a coffee. For me, I enjoyed the Crumbed Pork topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella, served with apple ​slaw, enjoyable without being outstanding. I felt it needed something...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited recently and enjoyed our meals however we felt the food was over priced. Atmosphere is peaceful allowing for conversation by not being too noisy. Bistro is spacious and not overcrowded. Staff were attentive and pleasant. Wine and beer list was...More

Thank Richard56578588
Reviewed December 14, 2017

First time visit for lunch with a guest for her Christmas treat. Great service, good food, decor and comfort. Guest had a chicken salad that was too big for her to finish. S had spiced lamb and I had lamb's fry (liver on the menu)....More

Thank Kiwi_rua
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

Looking for a restaurant to take our visitors for dinner we were very happy with our choice. The restaurant was not full and we appreciated the quiet, relaxed atmosphere in their pleasant surroundings. Great to be able to talk without having to raise your voice...More

Thank Barry5252
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Every time I fly to Christchurch I catch up with a very dear friend of mine. She always ensures that we visit a different restaurant. This month was the Leinster Rd Bistro. What lovely ambience and the staff are very receptive to you arriving early....More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed November 3, 2017

I had a nice lunch here with friends, it wasn't busy and the atmosphere was pleasant. The food was good, but not exceptional. Average prices for ChCh. I would visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 3055
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